• Resolve to Locate Obituaries

    Jan 15

    There may be a project you have put off or never thought to start -- that of finding all available obituaries for your ancestors. One of the main type of documents a family history researcher looks for is the newspaper obituary on an ancestor. It really only became a common practice to place an obituary on a deceased relative in the late 1800s in ...


  • Newspapers of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, etc.

    Jan 1

    Over 26 million newspaper pages, mostly covering the 19th century, that is what is available online -- Free of charge - from Fulton History. Nothing better for information of a specific time period than the local newspapers from hometowns and regions. This Fulton site originally started with just the New York state newspapers, but has added new...


  • Newspapers Researched

    Sep 10

    Newspapers are one of the most valuable resources for family historians. The online site titled; Elephind allows you to search over 50 million items from 1,145 newspaper titles. The researcher can search across many newspaper collections simultaneously rather than having to visit each collection separately. Many of the smaller newspaper collection...


  • Colorado Newspapers 1859-1923

    Jul 20

    The Colorado Historical Newspapers Collection is available online. The search process is made very simple. Place the keyword, surname, topic you wish to see if there were any newspaper articles covering between 1859 and 1923. Keep in mind there can be articles in the numerous Colorado newspapers to select from which are about events and people out...


  • Kentucky Digital

    May 31

    The Kentucky Digital Library has a really nice collection of digital newspapers, photos, maps, directories, journals, yearbooks, books and a variety of other collections for the public to view online. Just starting with the photos; there are photos of the 1921 basketball champions, numerous farm images, places across Kansas; over 62,000 photos avai...


  • California Digital Newspapers

    Apr 17

    The state of California dates back to the 1840s with the first gold rush and even earlier under Spanish rule. Many people over the decades have lived and worked in this very physically large state. So with the opportunity to search a massive collection of the California newspapers is a great chance to learn additional information about any relative...


  • Transcriptions of Newspaper Articles

    Feb 6

    A web site titled 'Newspaper Abstracts' can be of assistance to the researcher, especially with the older, sometimes difficult to read newspapers. With the numerous online sites carrying scanned images of whole newspaper pages it can hard in some cases to locate the family surname or location on the page. Some site highlight in yellow the keyword s...


  • 100th Anniversary of a Town / City

    Feb 3

    Every year there are countless celebrations and anniversaries of towns, cities, counties, and historical events across America. Between 2011 and 2015 the country has and will be holding many programs to recount the people and events surrounding the American Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Such programs which include ...


  • Newspapers of Farm, Field and Fireside

    Jan 19

    Living out on the Great Plains of America or any rural region was an isolated and many times a lonesome lifestyle. Yet, this was the type of everyday existence that many of our ancestors experienced for decades. With the advancement of the railway system, telegraphs, roads, mail delivery, telephones, and then vehicles such as autos, the rural fami...


  • Google Newspapers Around the Globe

    Dec 20

    The search engine on the Internet is a valuable tool. One of the most well-known and innovated search engines is Google. It can be extremely useful for family history research. Their newspaper collections are outstanding. Since newspaper, big and small circulation are the window to a community, the use of newspaper articles for family research has ...